Sylvia Ortiz is the founder of MacroLife Naturals, a mission-based legacy brand that’s been bringing the (powdered) good stuff to customers – and her family – for 25 years.
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She Brought the First Escape Rooms to Glasgow
Zsofia Doback fell in love with escape rooms as a student who was home for the holidays. She launched her own, Riddle Rooms Glasgow, to bring them to Scotland’s masses.
Her Snack Company Provides Opportunities to Folks With Autism
Jennifer Weise is the founder of Bee Free, a line of gluten-free granola snacks inspired by her son, who was diagnosed with the developmental disorder.
Her Activewear is Designed to Keep You Dry – Even in Your Sweatiest Workouts
Joan Casali is the founder of Sweaty Tee, a line of activewear with mini-towels attached to help wearers tackle sweat.
She Built Bowls to Keep Your Ice Cream Cool – And Your Soup, Hot
Jennifer Godkin is the founder of Calicle, a line of triple-insulated bowls designed to ensure that every meal (or dessert) can be enjoyed at a perfect temperature.
At Her Craft Shop, Kids Are Empowered to Express Themselves
Robin Brackbill is the founder of Fabby-Do, an arts-and-crafts cafe for children where imagination is encouraged.
How ‘Trees and Seas’ Inspire This Entrepreneur’s Stationery Stock
Traci Bixby is the founder of artsy greeting card and prints company Mossy Blue Paper Studio.
Her Fashion Brand Pays Homage to Her Late Father’s Life Motto
Meet Stephanie Rado Taormina, founder of Have Some Fun Today.
Here’s How 2 Moms are Making Art History Accessible to Kids
Janet Wallace and Jenna Hartzell are the founders of Page of Art History, which brings the most celebrated artistic works of all time directly to children’s homes.
She’s Creating Calming Scents to Promote Ultimate Relaxation
Since launching The Calm Joy Candle Co., entrepreneur Simone Maldonado learned a great deal about business ownership, sustainability – and herself.
This New Orleans Animal Lover Made a Career Out of Pet Care
Twila McGee is the founder of NOLA’s Finest Pet Care, an in-home pet care service.
She Designs Tailored Work Clothes Women Actually Want to Wear
Frederieke Van Doorn is the founder of FREY., a high-end fashion brand meeting the needs – and wants – of her working women clients.